Monday Monitor: March 4, 2019
By Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri | March 4, 2019, 5 p.m.
MoLeg Recap: House Passes Nation’s Most Extreme Abortion Ban
The Missouri House of Representatives voted 117-39 to pass the most extreme abortion ban in the country. House Bill 126 is packed with dangerous restrictions on safe, legal abortion.
The bill includes 5 (yes, FIVE) abortion bans. Now is the time to raise your voice and tell politicians: Stop the bans!
House Bill 126 would ban abortion as soon as six weeks — before many people even know they are pregnant. The Missouri Department of Social Services has warned this bill could cost the state $7 billion (yes, billion) in lost federal Medicaid funds. It also includes — among many other medically unnecessary measures — a “trigger law” that would ban abortion entirely if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
The decision to end a pregnancy is deeply personal. A pregnant person makes that decision in consultation with their family, their doctor, and their faith — not politicians. Take action today and tell your state senator to stop the bans!
Mark Your Calendars: Planned Parenthood Lobby Days
You’ve called your senator. You’ve emailed your friends. You’ve made a donation. Still want to do more?
Mark your calendars and plan to join us in Jefferson City on March 26 and May 8 for our Planned Parenthood Lobby Days!
Springfield: Reversing Roe Screening on Wednesday
The Planned Parenthood Generation Action chapter at Missouri State University is hosting a screening of the film Reversing Roe at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the PSU Theater.
St. Louis: Clean Missouri Teach-In on Wednesday
Do you have questions about Clean? The Clean Defense Team, a coalition of community organizations, is here to help! Join us this Wednesday for a teach-in on the amendment and what it means for us.